Perfect Insider Traders Got Caught
If there's one thing that insider traders like almost as much as playing golf, it's failing to recognize their own fathers' names in FINRA inquiries.
Nobody’s Worried About ‘Too Big to Jail’ Anymore
A criminal guilty plea no longer comes with the expectation that it will destroy a bank.
SEC Investigates Bank of America for Doing Nothing
If you make it too obvious that your transaction is about getting around rules, that's the sort of thing that the SEC doesn't like.
Should Mutual Funds Be Illegal?
There's a congealing regulatory view that index funds are Good and active management is Bad, Matt Levine writes.
Algorithms Will Make JPMorgan Less Bad
JPMorgan is using algorithms "to identify rogue employees" to minimize costs and maximize ROE (and bonuses). That happens to coincide with regulatory goals.
Another Politician Wants to Ban Insider Trading
Three bills are being introduced in Congress to re-forbid insider trading. The Himes bill does the least violence to existing law.
SEC Chair Wants Activist Fights to Be Nicer
M&A lawyers and bankers want to know what the SEC is going to do about various activist fights. Chairwoman White's speech offers a few clues.
Levine: BNY Mellon's Best FX Execution Was Pretty Bad
The modus operandi of the bank's foreign exchange trading program was "we give you the worst price of the day and pocket the difference," Bloomberg's Matt Levine writes.
White House Is Not Fond of Hidden Retirement Fees
The Obama administration says "conflicted investment advice" costs Americans $17 billion a year. Let's look at their math.
Bank of America Mixed Serious Banking and Fun Swaps
There is a widespread belief that banks shouldn't be using insured deposits to fund the creepy activities of their bond-trader and investment-banker colleagues.